Know Better; Do Better

Prior to this week, I was about as unfamiliar with the organization Care Net as one can be. However, after spending 4 days at a Care Net conference in Orlando this week, I now wonder where my head was buried prior to this past Tuesday.

Please take a few minutes to educate yourself on this non-profit organization.
Who Is Care Net?

I know this is a sensitive subject for so many of us; the idea of unexpected pregnancies. The idea that there are alternatives. The idea that abortion is murder.

I get it. I do. This is uncomfortable and it’s not easy to talk about but many things that are the most important are also the most avoided because we want to stand politically correct or, at the very least, not offend anyone.  This morning, my favorite evangelist, Joyce Meyer said on Facebook

“We are not free until we no longer have anything to prove and we are not living to impress people.”

I am so humbled that you follow my little blog and have at least a little interest in my words but the truth is this~ what good is this little blog if I don’t share what I learn? What good is this blog if I avoid the tough subject because I don’t want to offend you? I think, friends, it would be unfair to dish out sunshine and encouragement when my heart is literally broken by what I’ve seen and heard this past week.

I am walking away from the conference with so much more understanding and knowledge. These are some statistics that have caused my heart to sink but there is reason for hope, too. Congress launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood this week, for one thing. What do you really know about Planned Parenthood? I hope you’ll take the time to investigate, if for no other reason than Planned Parenthood receives $363 million in federal and state taxpayer funding annually. Quite a chunk of money for a “non-profit”! Know where your money goes~ they are the country’s largest abortion provider.

Some of the allegations against Planned Parenthood include

  • a pattern of Medicaid fraud among affiliates
  • misuse of federal funds to subsidize their abortion business
  • and deliberate defiance of laws designed to protect minors like parental notification for abortion and mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse.
For me, the most interesting and enlightening testimony this week came from Abby Johnson, who was a Planned Parenthood rising star out of college. Promoted to a center Director, she was enjoying her comfy office on the 3rd floor of an ultra modern clinic when one day she was asked to assist in an abortion due to a staffing issue. The first 7 pages of her experience in that room is so riveting and so exposed that I just implore you to read it~ please, please visit http://www.unplannedthebook.com/ where you can even read the first chapter. You will never, ever be the same.
I will never, ever be the same. I share this with you today because we’ve bought a big lie, friends. I bought the lie~ hook, line and sinker. I share this with you because we are better than this lie and, if by some chance, you call yourself a Christian… you must be informed. When we KNOW better, we DO better.
Love you guys. Be blessed,
Amy

 

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